Monday, June 25, 2012
Social audits on NREGS conducted in Balangir MONDAY, 25 JUNE 2012 22:17
Bhubaneswar Social audits on NREGS conducted in Balangir
MONDAY, 25 JUNE 2012 22:17
SUDHIR MISHRA | BALANGIR
As per the new guidelines, now the social audit will be conducted at the Palli Sabha level. To ensure transparency in the system, wall painting reflecting name of the job card holders, number of days they have worked and wages paid to them would be mentioned. Five village resource persons (VRP) from Bhuslad and Biripali GPs were also involved in the audit.
The audit team members visited the areas where different projects were taken up under MGNREGS. They verified the muster roll, worksite, work schedule and money spent on a project.
Moreover, 15 per cent household survey was also done for cross verification of the data captured from records. For the first time, the social audit was organised in each revenue village.
The social audit was organised by the district administration in collaboration with Odisha Modernising Economy, Government and Administration (OMEGA), a State Government reform programme supported by DFID. The aim of the social audit is to ensure transparency in the implementation of the projects and auditing the entire amount spent.
The entire process was monitored by District Rural Development Agency (DRDA), Balangir PD Balangir Sanatan Mallick, social development expert SK Satapathy, Bangomunda BDO Tapiram Majhi and officials AC Sahoo and G Sahu, among others.
Scores of representatives from nearby GPs and over 50 BDOs from Balangir, Nuapara, Bargarh, Sambalpur and Jharsuguda districts, besides grass root level workers and officials involved in implementation of MGNREGS projects attended.